aww rats tim. without trying to sound too trite, i know how you feel.<br><br>
this past week i've been trying to get perspective. one thing i've been mulling over is that if i came within 15 sec of my 10k pr (or 7 sec in your case) i'd be pretty darn happy. it's with that in mind that i'll say "nice race".<br><br>
the other thing is a quote from some training book someplace (read too many) which says that too often the runners who are close to achieving their goals are the ones who give in, right when they are at the edge.<br><br>
so from one edgy guy to another, i hope you build on this training and get that new marathon pr.